Don't Wii near the tree

NINTENDO has warned owners of its new console that seasonal fairy lights may cause problems with the Wii's remote control .

The firm confessed that direct lights could cause interference in "exceptional conditions".

Such conditions are "where the Wii sensor bar is sat near a direct light source there may be some minor interference - this does not mean that there is any fault with your Wii."

"For the best performance of your Wii, avoid bright light sources behind or near the TV, shining towards the Wii remote or reflecting off the TV screen," the firm recommends.